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Today is Theme Day at the City Daily Photo community, a monthly event that happens the first day of every month, when all participating blogs will post a picture that relates to the theme day’s description. Today’s theme is Doorways. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

This style of doorways, covered with glass awnings in wrought iron frames became very popular in Bucharest at the end of the 19th century. You can still find many houses in the historic quarters of Bucharest that have these French inspired style doors with awnings. The most flamboyant glass awning in Bucharest is the one at the Cantacuzino Palace which I already introduced in a post in September.

  6 Responses to “Theme Day: Doorways”

  1. I do like this glass awning and the perspective of the photo which shows more than the door itself, looking more inviting. By the way, I checked again the link to the Cantacuzino Palace because I remembered that it had some great doorway itself!

  2. glass awnings are pretty amazing. it is a very nice style and great architectural details. great choice for theme day

  3. Very fancy and ornate! I'd feel like a Duke or Baron with a doorway like that!

  4. I'm constantly amazed at how ornate parts of Bucharest are. This is stunning doorway!

  5. What a beautiful awning – I looked at the other one, too! It's wonderful that they have survived all these years. Excellent doorway photo.

  6. I agree, great choice for theme day! Lovely doorway! Bucharest and Buenos Aires share a lot more than just the same two letters in the beginning, methinks. (:

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